|Nursery school by Herrii Jules Jean Geoffroy|
700: Punch in, and get children from opening classroom (usually the infant rooms)depending on the day and who is here that early. This group is my own class of 2-3 year olds, plus children from the 1 year old classroom.
701-730: Greet parents and children. Chat with parents in my room about their child's evening and morning thus far. Give lots of snuggles with rough drop offs. I could end up with 8 kids by 720 depending on who is here, as we have some children in both my room and the 1 year old room on rotating schedules. Keep track of how many I have, as having that mixed age would drop me from a 1:7 to a 1:4 with under age 2. During this time, I quickly do a little cleaning, put away dishes and prep the room if it's my teaching week. I also make a mental list of any projects that need to be done, like deep cleaning, etc.
730: One year old teacher arrives, so it's me and my crew of twos.
730-800: Play with the children at the table, who are playing with table toys. Continue to greet parents as they drop off their children. I have W go potty, as he is wearing underwear, while reminding the twins and S they need to sit in their chairs safely. At 745, my co-teacher arrives. Depending on how many children we have at that time, we may take a few children with us to get milk from the kitchen, supplies from the closet or paint and paper for art. We rotate teaching weeks.
800-830: Breakfast. Most of them do a pretty good job using utensils, however, the twins are still working on this, as their former nanny (my former co-worker) didn't work with them on anything during the six months she worked for the family before walking out on them.
830-900: Dancing, books on the carpet, diapers and group time. B,W and G, plus V and the twins can engage in rough and tumble play, so someone has to be there on the carpet, as G is working through a hitting issue due to spatial and verbal issues, plus Mom is having a baby. Whoever has the lead teaching week is the leader of group time.
900-915: Fine motor skill practice: coloring, using playdough, stringing beads, using scissors, and letter tracing, both with finger and crayons.
915-930: Clean up previous activitiy, prepare for outside. Have A, W and B go potty.
930-1000: Outside time.
1000-1050: Learning centers, art and diapers.
1050-1100: Story or small group activity
1130-1145: Nap prep. I have A, W and B go potty before nap.
1145-215: Nap time.
215-230: Diapers and snack prep
230-300: Snack and clean up.
300-315: Story time, review of day
315-330: Prepare for outside. Have A, W and B go potty.
400: I'm done
Sometimes I stay after to work on things, other times I leave right away. It's my job, I love it and yes, I am tired!
I work in large preschool in WI, where I have been working for seven years. I love the kids in my class and their parents too.